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Capt. John Simmons Young, co-pilot with Col. John Kane on the B-24D 'Hail Columbia' after Operation Tidal Wave over Ploesti, Romania Aug. 1, 1943

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Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 344th Bomb Squadron

    344th Bomb Squadron


    Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron and trained by Third Air Force. Deployed to Egypt in June 1942 over South Atlantic Transport Route transiting from Morrison Field, Florida though the Caribbean to Brazil; performed trans-Atlantic...

  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

Aircraft

  • 41-11825 Hail Columbia, Grumpy, Little Chief Big Dog

    B-24 Liberator
    This aircraft originally served in the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 344th Bomb Squadron as 'HAIL COLUMBIA'. It was 344th's CO Col. John R. Kane's personal aircraft until Kane became the 98th Bomb Group CO and turned it over to Herman ...

  • 41-11768 'Kickapoo'

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator #41-11768, 'KICKAPOO', was piloted by Lt. John S. Young from Dallas, Texas as part of the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 344th Bombing Squadron, which arrived in North Africa in early 1943. This airplane and was...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 August 2019 13:42:32 Emily Changes to caption, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Removed associations not depicted in image

Date Contributor Update
06 August 2019 07:04:21 Kickapoo Changes to person associations
Sources

John S. Young, Jr. - personal archives ---- Black Sunday - Michael Hill

Date Contributor Update
06 August 2019 06:59:32 Kickapoo Changes to caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

John S. Young, Jr. - personal archives

Date Contributor Update
04 August 2019 19:54:55 Kickapoo Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Anatomy Of A Disaster - Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg ---- Black Sunday - Michael Hill ---- Into The Fire - Duane Schultz ---- TogetherWeServed.com ---- FindAGrave.com ---- Personal Archives - John S. Young

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